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Fun Quiz on The Ramayana

Most of those who are familiar with the Ramayana, know that Ram, Lakshman and Sita had spent many years in the forest, but few people know the name of that forest. The name of that forest was Dandakaranya.

It was spread over 35,600 square miles which included parts of present-day Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh.

At that time this forest was considered home to most fierce demons. That is how it got its name. Dand means to punish and Aranya means forest.

Now try this quick quiz to check how much you know about The Ramayana. The answers are at the bottom of the page. 

1. My brother's name is Kush, what is my name?


2. Which countries, as we now know them, does the Ramayana take place in?

3. What did Bharat (Ram's brother) place on the throne of the King of Ayodhaya in Ram's absence?

4. I am Ravan's sister. Do you know my name?

5. According to the Ramayana, which animal got its stripes from being petted by Ram's fingers?

6. Who did NOT sleep for 14 years in the story of The Ramayana?

7. Which God is Ram supposed to be an incarnation of?

8. What is the meaning of the word 'Maruti"?

9. Which instrument did Ravan play?

Answers

  1. Luv and Kush were the twin sons of Ram and Sita. 
  2. India and Sri Lanka
  3. Bharat placed Lord Ram's sandals on the throne to show that only he is the rightful king of Ayodhaya and that Bharat would wait for him to take the throne after his exile period. 
  4. Ravan's sister was called Shrupnakha.
  5. The Squirrel
  6. Lakshman. He got a boon from the goddess of sleep that he won't need to sleep during the exile period.
  7. Ram is believed to be the 7th Avatar of Lord Vishnu. 
  8. It is used to denote Hanuman. Marut means air, so it means 'one who is born out of air'. Hanuman is also known as Pavan Putra
  9. Ravan was a skilled Veena player. 

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